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neighbouring cameroon a grim anniversary 70 years on. hiroshima remembers the horrors of the atomic bombing hello. we begin in iraq, where frustration is mounting over the deteriorating security situation, and the rising number of civilians caught up in the battle against i.s.i.l. bombings are almost a daily occurrence. this is the scene in baghdad after an attack on wednesday. a minibus explodes killing 7, including children. no one claimed responsibility. therefore regular protests against corruption and basic services, a lack there of. the government's problems are piling up.
iraqi forces are struggling to defeat i.s.i.l. from anbar province. fighters seized the capital in may. the number of civilians killed in the conflict is climbing. people from fallujah say they are living a nightpair. just a warn aring, you may find -- warning, you may find some images in his report disturbing. >> reporter: in fallujah, bullets and bombs don't discriminate. and the wounds have only grown deeper. residents say the young are just as likely a target as the old. that civilians of all ages are under siege from i.s.i.l. and the iraqi army. >> look at this, this happened as a result of artillery shelling by the army. look at this - are we terrorists waging the war, are these innocent children waging war. this is my daughter, she's dead now. what did she do to deserve this?
>> reporter: many parents who thought the hardest trial was surviving the war are faced with a far crueller fate, surviving their children. >> we are in a dire situation here. we can't go outside the city limits. my son has a small daughter, killed by the shelling. she was a year and two months old. this is our condition now. we want medication, and proper surgery. >> reporter: even hospitals are caught in the crossfire. >> we are entering the second year of the crisis. we are not treating terrorists, we are treating young babies, infants. we need proper attention and supplies. we need more doctors. >> reporter: instead, just days later, this sanctuary for the sick was turned into a casualty
of war. here, moments after being shelled, the hospitals corridors lined with broken glass, smoke billows through the air. a medic searches for injured patients and wounded colleagues. >> homes are now safer. in this video a man decries the killing of a family. enraged at officials he says are providing more disruption than protection. walking through the house, he says, was destroyed by government bombing raids, pointing out the blood stains. we can't find the young kid in the rubble. they are saying they are targetting i.s.i.l., where is i.s.i.l. in here? are young children affiliated with i.s.i.l. more expressions of pain come from the graveyard, where two sisters, mother and aunt killed as a result of air raids are laid to rest. >> the anbar offensive may have started weeks ago, for residents
of the city of fallujah war is too familiar. for over a decade, the city has been the scene of insurgencies and counterinsurgencies many are caught in a never-ending conflict. iraqi government leaders, vowing to beat those in anbar province, say they arrived at the moment of truth. families in fallujah worry that promise means they'll face more fighting and the reality will be far more harrowing we'll cross to baghdad and speak to our cont. we can clearly see the suffering of the people in anbar. not only limited to fallujah, but other parts of the country as well. >> that is absolutely right. look at the capital here in baghdad. people say that they are suffering from the threat of suicide car bombs, they are afraid that the security forces here are not protecting them, and you have to factor in the
extreme heat. there is a severe heatwave going on here in iraq, and even in the capital, where basic services should be guaranteed, people say they are not getting those basic services, they are not having access to clean water, they are not having access to electricity they mean, so many hours a day. they don't have air continuing, aside from the threat that they are feeling in baghdad, they are worried that they are under threat of i.s.i.l. coming in at some point. they don't think security forces are doing enough to protect them and are worried that the battle front is not doing enough here. they show that in fallujah the fighting intensified between security and fighters. it's a population caught in the middle. this is a scenario that has played itself out in so many parts of iraq when it comes to insurgencies and counterinsurgencies.
now it seems the situation deteriorate to the point and people are worried that it will get worse. >> the government, battling many fronts, what are they doing with the criticism levelled at them by some. how is this affecting haider al-abadi, and his government? >> haider al-abadi has actually come out in the last few days with a statement saying that the government better buckle down, get to the business of showing the people working for their best record. haider al-abadi said he is worried, saying he believes there's a possible sentiment expressed by baghdad and the people in iraq in general. one of the things that happened in this country is there has been multiple protests in various cities across the country. people that are demanding better services. demanding electricity, air conditional, clean water for the families so they can bathe in, drink the water. it's so dire the protesters are
no longer political. what you are seeing now is the flourishing of a movement of civil society, people at a grassroots level organising and tomorrow we are expecting there may be multiple protests in cities across the country. it could be big. people are calling for protests in baghdad. this is something the government is aware of and they are frightened. people are no longer in the situation when they come out on to the streets. they are not talking about i.s.i.l., d.a.e.s.h. or security, but wanting a government to work and provide them with minimal basic services that they can get. >> thank you angry relatives of the victims of malaysia airlines flight mh370 rallied outside the company's beijing office. >> they say they don't believe the wing fragment found on reunion island belongs to the
missing plane, despite the government confirming that it was from the boeing 777. crossi crossing to adrian brown, joining us to tell bus the response of chinese authorities. >> well it was interesting that the chinese authorities allowed the protest to take place outside the offices of the malaysia airlines. they allowed the people to barge their way into the offices. in the past the police would have prevented that. because the protests are not directed against the chinese government, the chinese leadership, they allowed it to continue. earlier on china's foreign minister, who is in the malaysian capital, said that basically he came around to the malaysian government view that the peace of wreckage found on reunion island was from mh370. he said that the government needs to respect and show
sympathy to the survivors, the families and relatives of those missing. in the past, of course, the chinese government has been accused by families and relatives as being anything but sympathetic. outside the office, outside the malaysia airlines office, we spoke to some of the protesters. they were there demanding answers. they also said that they believed that the wreckage that had been found on reunion island had, indeed, been planted. the people - these people had become in a sense hostage to all sorts of fanciful theories about what happened to mh370, but let's hear what some of them had to say to me . >> translation: it's not true. a lot of things would have been easy to find, but they didn't find them, like the chairs, baggage and other stuff. it was much lighter. >> translation: during this time we cannot believe anything. the aircraft had a g.p.s.
the airline doesn't want us to know the truth. that's why we can't believe them. where does this leave the investigation, what happens next? >> well there has been quite a significant development tonight, potentially a significant development. malaysia's transport minister has given an interview to a newsagency, and he said that more aircraft debris has been found on or off reunion island. that debris includes aluminium, some window panes, and some cushions or seats. what he says is they can't prove that any of that comes from mh370, but it's certainly increasing the speculation that more debris may be found. none of that can be firmed at the moment. it comes with a warning. >> thank you for that update from beijing
hiroshima has marked a moment it was flattened by an atomic bomb 70 years ago. there were prayers, a moment's silence and calls to abolish the nuclear weapons, take a look at the pictures. they were floated on the river in remembrance of the victims. tens of thousands gathered in the japanese city to remember that attack. harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: for decades, this man kept agonising images in his mind. now they surround them. he has been committing them to canvas, memories dominated by a baby in a pile of rubbish as she searched for missing relatives. >> the baby was facing up, arms like this. for me, this baby represented the a-bomb. i remember it.
it seemed unscathed as if someone placed it there. such cruelty. rmpt the bomb that pulverized pulverized, nd burned the city was in the skies above it on the morning of august 6th, 1945, 70 years on, a minute's silence, and a message from japan's prime minister that the one country to be attacked with nuclear weapons, would continue to work for their eradication. >> translation: japan intends to renew efforts to bring about a world without nuclear weapons, with the cooperation of nuclear and nonnuclear powers. >> reporter: the aircraft that delivered barely imaginable destruction on hiroshima was named after the pilot's mother. the bomb it carried, little boy. for the u.s. it was a strike that saved lives, shortening the second world war.
for the people of hiroshima, it was a visitation of hell. tens of thousands died in the plast, the figure rising to 140,000 by the end of the year. hiroshima didn't seize to exist. life went on in the waste land and the city was rebuilt. it's current mayor used his people to call nuclear weapons evil and inhuman, praising japan's pacifist constitution. the prime minister wants to loosen the restrictions on the military, listened on, and remembered that the event of the second world war are influencing policy today. the average age of survivors of hiroshima and nagasaki passed 90 for the first time this year. organizers say it will be the last anniversary in which numbers will stay alive. the last opportunity to pass on experiences for the future generations. many are doing that. here in peace park, beneath the
ruined dome that stands as a memorial in shattered steel. and in this man's place, art. he said his school friends convinced him to paint what was in their mind before it's too late. now he said they are dead and there's no one left to tell him that he did them proud. still to come on the al jazeera newshour. hundreds of migrant rescued. many missing after an overcrowded fishing boat sinks off libya rescue crews in myanmar struggle to reach thousands cut off by floods. coming up in sport - four years after rioting in buenos aires, back on the streets fans are celebrating. sanaa tells us why a little later this hour. first nigeria armed group
boko haram reportedly kidnapped 135 people in cameroon. wednesday they attacked villages near the boarder killing at least eight people. cameroon is part of a regional force. ahmed idris joins us from ab usual atto tell us what -- abuja to tell us what more you are learning about the kidnapping and why it happened? >> the authorities are going on a manhunt for the kidnappers of the 153 people kidnapped in northern cameroon. this followed an attack on some villages in the area, that killed eight people. and more than 150 people, according to local sources have been kidnapped by boko haram. it's not certain whether these kidnapped victims are within cameroon territory or moved to nigeria.
the activity of boko haram in northern cameroon over the last few months, there has been largely attacks on civilian targets, and there has been a rise in suicide bombings inside cameroon and boko haram. we have seen how boko haram launched attacks on islands in the lake chad area and parts of north-eastern nigeria, where they are facing a tough battle, and multinational joint task force troops in that region for the cameroonian authorities, what are they saying about sending back a few thousands, that lived in cameroon, back to nigeria. >> yes, the problem started at least a week ago, and the cameroonian authorities last week announced they are sending back at least 2,000 nigerians back home, people they said are living inside cameroon without proper registration or
documentation. the process started when cameroon yn authorities arrested expected boko haram bombers in cameroon. and the areas around. they believed that these - there are elements of boko haram hiding among the nigerian refugee community. so they believe that the best way to deal with the problem is to send the nigerians back home. 12,000 are being repatriated by cameroon. this week alone, more than 1,000 arrived at the nigerian border. some have been transferred home. and others in adamar state, living in a displaced person's camp. it's more like the fear of having boko haram elements within refugee camps inside cameroon, sending back the nigerian refugees to their home countries. >> thank you for that update from abuja the taliban shot down an
afghan helicopter killing those on board. the attack happened in the remote province. there were five crew members, and soldiers and officers. >> there has been battles in tiaz after fighters broke into a prison and freed detainees. local militias said it helped to release 25 people. tiaz is the third-largest city, and has been under houthi control since march three palestinians have been killed, four wounded by an israeli rocket. according to gaza medical sources, the rocket was fired during the war, but lay dormant. it exploded when locals removed people from a house that had been destroyed. arab league forces asked the u.n. to protect them from crimes by settlers. they have been meeting with
mahmoud abbas, following the death of a palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack last week, blamed on israeli settlers. >> in this case we must consider providing protection to the palestinian people. i don't mean the limited protection that the red cross supposedly provide. what is required is an international protection issued by a security council resolution, and it has to be a respected mechanism a navy ship carrying 360 migrants is heading for sicily. they were rescued from a both after it cap saved. sized -- capsized. 25 bodies have been recovered. gerald tan has the details. >> reporter: plucked from the mediterranean, a family reaches safety. this 1-year-old girl is taken on to a rescue boat, where medical
teams are standing by. she's alive, but the trauma of the experience is etched on her face. she was among hundreds of migrants packed on to a fishing boat that capsized. the vessel began its trip when it issued a distress call 30km from the libyan coast. rescuers from the irish navy and doctors without borders, arrived on the scene only to see the stricken boat overturn. many migrants in the grags to be rescued rushed to one side of the boat causing it to capsize. what followed was a search and rescue operation. helicopters and merchant ships joined in. hundreds were saved, and many bodies were recovered. it's unclear how many were on board the boat. aid workers say it is clear what drove their decision to get on. >> what is important is to understand there are no other routes for the people to take, to flee from the conflicts.
the violence that they are fleeing from. over 6% of the people were making the treacherous journey across the mediterranean, fleeing from conflict. whether it's afghanistan, somali, political strife in eritrea. they had no stake to do this. they are risking life and limb. >> reporter: more than 2,000 migrants and refugees died, attempting to reach europe by boat. as rescuers comb the waters for survivors, they know it won't be the last time india's railway ministry will give $3,000 compensation to the families of those that died in wednesday's derailment. 58 people were killed at least when two trains came off a track. heavy rain caused a flash flood on the bridge as the trains crossed aid agencies scrambling to help quarter of a million effected by flooding in myanmar.
we can cross to florence louie from a township to tell us what people need and how the aid agencies are coping. >> this is one of four states declared a disas ir zone because of the severity of flooding and is the state that recorded the highest number of people killed. aid has been coming in, but the people say that aid has been too slow. we are standing in a village in a township. people here say that they - their houses were flooded for about two weeks. a lady told us that water levels came up to under her armpits. people had to move and live in a monastery for two weeks. waters succeeded two weeks ago. aid trickled in.
cars and trucks could travel to the state. it came from local n.g.o.s, they hadn't seen anything yet. what they have got is not enough. they received three packets of noodles, and a small packet. the main problem is how they'll survive the future. villages, they tell us they've not been able to plant the next season of crop because the fields are submerged. not only that. pigs and cows and died. >> the government's response moments ago, some criticized the government. the disaster was unfolding in myanmar. what is the government saying? >> right. the government as, as you know, appealed for international age and said on tuesday that it
needs more help - food, clothing and people. that number has risen to more than 330,000 people affected cross myanmar. the international red cross says it's scaling up the emergency response because of the severity of the humanitarian situation. one politician says there's no reason for the government to be better prepared. this is the time when the country and the area sees the heaviest rainfall. they ought to have been better prepared, and evacuation centers ought to be prepared and there needs to be more warning. the government trying to act, they have oished warnings in the delta region, in the south-west of myanmar, the weather bureau cast the rain in that area. and the water levels in some parts of the rivers there have exceeded danger levels.
the government has started moving people to safer areas. they broadcast that the president has urged people to move to safer areas. >> thank you for that update. let's find out what the outlook is on the forecast for the weather over myanmar, with everton. >> the forecast is for more heavy rain across the south-west of myanmar. looking at the satellite, there's a massive cloud streaming in across the bay of bengal, and there's no sign of that looking up as we go on through the next few days. never far away, lots of high cloud, thick cloud, producing downpours. look at the rainfall as we go on through the next few days. you can see how it never really clears up. clearer skies to the north. a brief respite. really, heavy rain looks set to continue as we go on through the next few days, through the
weekend. more heavy down pours coming in there, through saturday and sunday, the showery rains will continue. i'm afraid things will get worse before they get better. follow those, and you see how they extend across into the north-west, and wrap around this feature, which is our typhoon. it's working towards taiwan, sustained winds of 170 k/hr. as it makes its way towards taiwan, it will intensify. to around 210 k/hr. so damaging winds. it is moving quickly. it will not rain as heavily as it might do. but we'll see flooding here as well you're with the al jazeera newshour. still to come, argentina's former president on trial over the bombing of a jewish center in 1990. and a tube strike in london causes chaos for commuters. in sport - andy murray's warm up
families of the missing passengers on mh370 say they do not believe that the debris from the missing jet has been found. chinese relatives demanded answers in beijing. 239 passengers and crews disappeared 16 months ago hiroshima marking the moment it was flattened by an atomic bomb 70 years ago. you are looking at live pictures as thousands of lanterns are floating on the river. we'll cross to hiroshima, and bring in harry fawcett. with more on the commemorations taking place. >> that's right. this is the last major event of this 70th anniversary commemoration here in hiroshima. it's extraordinarily, really, when you look around here. the sheer numbers of people that
have come to mark this moment. they set the lanterns off in the river below us, the scene of such horror and misery as people tried to get down there to get some kind of comfort for their burning flesh. now we see people here commemorating that, and the liveliness of the event. i'm joined by professor jake ots from the hiroshima city university. all of this, in a sense, does it attest to how much hiroshima has recovered? >> absolutely. as you saw earlier, the day is sombre. there's a lot of commemoration of people who died, holding and remembering the pain that occurred here. in the evening, at the ceremony the heat came down, and there's people feeling joy, releasing the spirit with the lant erps, and you feel the vitality and resurgence of the city. >> at the same time, when you speak to the survivors of
those days, you see how much pain they held for various reasons. >> for the social stigma of being an a-bomb survivor. a lot we spoke to felt that this is a moment to talk and communicate to the next generation what they went to. how far important is this event. according to a lot of people, this is the last major anniversary that the elderly people will see in number. >> that's partly why it's so full of energy, and so much more crowded than usual. there's a sense in town of how this is a special anniversary. there's a sense in the community that there was this... >> that is it the officially designated survivorsism. >> officially designated survivors. there's a sense that they want the weapons eliminated by the time they pass. the time is almost up. there's a deep sense that what needs to happen is these memories, they need to be passed
on to a younger generation. >> let's talk about the issue of nuclear weapons. shinzo abe didn't refer to something the japanese prime ministers have. the three nonnuclear principles governing the approach to nuclear weapons, it's significant. by the end of the day there's a lot of anger and anxiety expressed about that. it can't be accidental that it's left out. it's included every year. leaving it out was a choice. people look at it as a signifier of impending policy shifts. impending policy of what direction. the shinzo abe administration is clear that it wants to restart the nuclear energy industry as soon as august the 10th, with the first reaction. >> there's a problem, that it will create more nuclear-armed
states. as you mentioned, japan has a massive plutonium stockpile. were japan to pursue nuclear weapons, it would be 1 year, maybe two before they had weapons, restarting - there's enough plutonium for a stockpile that they may need. i believe they are restarting the nuclear power plants has more to do with re-establishing the value of the assets of the energy sector of the economy. we should point out the japanese prime minister - there's no question that they would want to create nuclear weapons as they mark the anniversary. obviously that is something that is presents among the survivors here, who are in a political position, opposed to shinzo abe. >> absolutely. there's a sense that leaving out the principles from the speech may be an indicator of an openness and willingness to allow the u.s. to allow weapons into japan proper. >> thank you for joining us, and
from a lively hiroshima, back to the studio thank you for reporting from hiroshima u.s. secretary of state is calling on china to stop building artificial ides in the south china sea. john kerry met the chinese foreign minister on the sideline of the a.s.e.a.n. meetings. territorial matters have dominated the talks of the a.s.e.a.n. >> the claimants of these reefs, islands in, to some of these areas should all of them, every one of them take concrete steps to try to lower the tensions by refraining from further land reclamation, militarization and construction projects. a number today made clear their willingness to refrain from those actions.
>> the u.s. president is appealing for the iranian nuclear deal to be backed saying without it there'll be war in the middle east. president obama presented his case at the american university, where john f kennedy gave a nonproliferation speech. white house correspondent patty culhane reports. >> reporter: battle lines have been drown. >> it is a good deal. >> this is not a good deal. >> israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu rallied american jewish supporters in a web conference on tuesday. wednesday the president made his case to the american people, repeatedly signalling out israel. >> every nation in the world that commented publicly, with the exception of the israeli government, expressed support. i recognise that prime minister binyamin netanyahu disagrees. disagrees strongly. i do not doubt his sincerity. but i believe he is wrong
the president warned if congress blocks u.s. sanctions from being lifted, it could lead to war with iran. said those opposed to the deal, the ones that pushed for the war in iraq. now he's making a new argument an economic one, one where the u.s. would be the only ones isolated. >> we'd have to cut off countries like china from the american financial system, and since they happen to be major purchasers of our debt. such actions could trigger disruptions in our own economy, and, by the way, raise questions internationally about the dollar's role as the world reserve currency. >> reporter: the obama administration is so concerned they dispatched the head of the i.a.e.a. to brief the senate behind closed doors, but it did not change the minds of a key critics. >> i would say most members left with crater concerns about the inspection regime than they came in. >> the key is to get the majority voters, to make their
voices heard. it could tip the balance. the students that we spoke to that watched from the building next to where the president spoke said he convinced them, but he has to do more than that. he needs them to act. . >> there's a fayne for american that's au against the iran deal. i think i might set up one for the deal. >> onslow, i will go out and do something to my congressman. >> i will definitely send a small email to my congress person. >> the fight is on for emails and phone calls. not yet ringing off the hook for all members on capitol hill. >> thank you very batch. >> both leaders know if they are going to win that will have to change, in their favour. argentina's former president, along with other officials, will go on trial on thursday. they are accused of trying to obstruct the investigation into the bombing of a jewish center
in buenos aires in 1994. no one has been convicted of that attack that killed 85 people. the victim's relatives are hoping for answers. >> reporter: for 21 years, this person has been trying to find out who killed his son. >> translation: every day i'm well hatred asking myself why - who was behind the bombing. someone has to be responsible. >> this person died on 1994 in an attack against a jewish community center in argentina. 85 were killed, hundreds of others injured. it was argentina's deadliest attack, and the authorities were clearly calling it terrorism. until now, no suspects have been convicted for the attack against the jewish community center 21 jeers ago. even though the argentine government accused them of being
behind the bombing, the stress into who facilitated the attack has been filled with incompetence and accusations of cover up. >> reporter: now, former president and his chief of intelligence, among others, will stand trial for allegedly corrupting the investigation. now they have been searching the attack for years, saying the argentine state is responsible for covering up what is known as the local connection. >> translation: this attack was not possible without the help of the local police or intelligence services. >> iran has denied the involvement in the bombing. last year prosecutor accused president kirchner of changing the government strategy, and conspiring to cover up the involvement into the attack. he was found dead in his apartment. the investigation into whether
he killed himself continues. >> translation: the wave that follows up a bombing ends after the explosion. the real end after being behind bar, the wave continues, no one knows what happened. this man died because of that. >> reporter: even though the trial was supposed to begin in february, kristina kirchner urged the judiciary to speed up the process, some say to show results before elections in october. disputed years, these people are thank: this man believes that this trial could bring him closer to the truth a man has been arrested in mexico over the murder of five people, including a photo journalest. ruben espin oweso was found dead, along with the bodies of
five women. he fled in june because he feared for his safety. there has been growing violence against journalists thousands of hatians forced out of the republic are living in camps in haiti. families are relying on food handouts to survive. in june, the government started to crackdown on people without proper documentation. tens of thousands of hatians left since then the drivers on london underground trains are on strike for the second time in a month. unions are unhappy to drivers working on the service. one thing is on dispute. as chaos caused problems for commuters. >> reporter: the strike on thursday is not the first time
many are wondering why london comes to a halt. a hidden problem in london on the day when there's a strike is of the most of the streets are inherited history. there's wide boulevards. as a result, the capacity of the buses, cars and other transports to make up for the closed under ground is limited. >> reporter: that means scenes like this, commuters waiting hours to get onto a bus. all has an economic effect, particularly in terms of lost business for central london service industries. >> reporter: last year the london chamber of commerce says the cost to the economy was about $75 million a day. some say new technology means people can work remotely so the damage is reduced. perhaps the greatest impact is a
headache accused to the 4 million that use the underground network every day. . >> i'm trying to get home to pick up my boy from childcare. that's so long, there's congestion, crowded people. it's hard to get on. >> i'm not able to get into work tomorrow, so i had to make other arrangements and take my work home with me. >> i've been a teacher, i've been on strike before. i know it's important. it's inconvenience. that's the point. >> unions deny they hold a city to ransom. the short-term pay now is less damaging to the public, than rushing through poorly planned night shifts. >> it's a good idea. if it's staffed properly and safely. their asking people to cover more nights, weekends and unsociable hours x people are not having it. >> transporter london which runs the underground was available for comment. they have apologised to the public. it may not be the last time we
see travel chaos across the capital after helping to change the way we watch tv. netflix is helping employees be better parents. the u.s. media company is offering new mums and dads up to a year's paid leave. they say it will help them hold on to talented staff. new parents will be able tos choose when to ache time off to look after little ones republican contenders step forward for a first debate in the race for the u.s. nomination. ? sport. lionel messi losses his cool in a pre-season frenzy. all the details in a moment.
hello again. d to the u.s. presidential election is still almost 16 months away. thursday, the leading republican contenders face off in the first debate. a record 17 candidates will take to the stage to determine who most likely will be challenging hillary clinton, the favourite for the democratic party nomination. tom ackerman reports. >> i am announcing that i'm running for president of the united states. >> the republican nomination for the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: there's no modern president and the number of republican contenders that declared. >> i'm putting myself ford as a candidate for president of the united states. >> reporter: by last and no means the final count, more than
120 men and women are running. 17 have been invited for the first debate - too many to fit on the stage at the same time. they'll be split into two shifts. the main act featuring the 10 registering the highest average rankings in the polls. after the 2012 election seeing president obama defeat mitt romney, republican officials decided the primary debates hurt more than help nominee' campaigns. >> the debate calendar needs to be shrunk, with candidates slicing and dicing each other. >> reporter: slicing and dicing is the specialty of the front runner in most polls. billionaire businessman and tv personality donald trump, who does not hesitate to bad mouth fellow republicans. >> you need someone because politicians are all talk, no action. nothing is going to get done. they will not bring us, believe me, to the promise land.
>> somebody who brings that level of aggressiveness to a debate, and is that prepared to go for the jugular will be shocking to a number of these people when they are on stage. tom people will find it hard to prepare for the debate with him. >> four years ago governor rick perry learned the damage of stumbling. you. >> it's three agencies gone, comers, education and the - what's the third one there - let's see... >> perry is one of three major candidates who is making another try for the nomination. >> in the past candidates that performed poorly are more likely to drop out of the race as the donations. the legal limits on campaign contributions from wealthy donors have been abolished. some will have the offensing to stay in the marathon regardless
of debating skills. >> now an update on the top sport stories. >> argentinian side playing the top club competition for a third time in the final, beating mexican side tigris 3-0 on aggregate four years ago river plate fans rioted on the streets of venezuela, after the team was relegated from the top division for the first time history. wednesday it completed a turn around. after a goalless first leg. they were hosting the final. they took the lead just before half time, just over a quarter of an hour left, sanchez was brought down. he then shows that he was better at scoring spot kicks, than he
is at taking the shirt off. just a few minutes later, a header sealed rivers' third title with a 3-0 victory. >> translation: we believe in what we do. we are a team that doesn't take shelter. in other words, we believe that we can win things on the basis of work, humility and football. >> reporter: river holds both of south america's top titles after they won the kappa in december. their fans are revelling rather than rioting the champions of europe, barcelona, were in pre-season action on wednesday. and lionel messi was involved in an altercation with a roma player at the new camp. the barca striker went head to
head with an international defender. lionel messi was booked in for the incident, the argentine superstar has never been sent off in his career. they went on to score in the 3-0 victory. his team-mate netted the goal of the game three days to go until the start of the english premier league season, chelsea suffered a defeat to fiorentina. gonzalez scored the only goal at stamford bridge donetsk are through to the final round at the expense of a turkish team. they sealed the third qualifying round tie with a 3-0 win. shakhtar are playing over 2,000
kilometres due to the unrest in their city it's been a bad start for australia in the fourth ashes test against england. three of australia top four batsmen have fallen for ducks in nottingham, struggling on 29 for 6. stuart broad claiming a 5-wicket haul. england are 2-1-up. claiming the ashes i a.a. sf. candidate sergey bubka called for zero tolerance for doping in athletics. the pole voter said leaked files contained a blood test from 12,000 samples, involving 5,000 athletes. bubka will be standing against sebastian coe for the top job. the election takes place in beijing. we need to make stronger
regulation, this is a way they will protect them. zero tolerance for this serious issue for the future. it's not now, we will continue to fight and protect it. >> the countdown started for the summer olympics in rio de janeiro. daniel schweimler has more. >> the clock is ticking. the olympic authorities seem satisfied. the 2016 olympic games in rio de janeiro, will start next august, the 5th, with everything in place. rio de janeiro is without a doubt the most beautiful setting for an olympic games since ancient greece. >> perhaps not yet, but the olympic park is 82% complete. the athletes village is 90%, the aquatics centre is nearly done. some of the venues will be converted to schools.
or kept as sporting sites. with a year to go, there's plenty of work to be done here at the olympics complex, but is done in a calm, controlled way. not the frantic controlled activity in the football world cup. the organizers announced that the work will be on time, and on budget. more than half the $12 billion funding is coming from private enterprise. there has been nothing like the angry protest in the run up to the cup competition. no operation of this size is problem free. the shadow hangs over the game. the i.o.c. has a zero tolerance policy. in the fight against doping. we'll have the movement tight doping control system for rio de janeiro, which is starting already a month before the olympic games, not only during
the olympic games. while rio de janeiro may be pleased with itself, brazil and president dilma rousseff are facing a difficult year, hoping a trouble-free games will distract from a corruption scandal, and economic downturn. for now, rio de janeiro, brazil and the olympic movement are celebrating the promise of an olympic games tennis and andy murray's preparations for the us open have not started well - losing his first hard-court match since wimbledon. playing in the second round of the washington open in d.c., the 2-time major champion and top seed couldn't keep his cool, going down in three sets to a russian. murray has a few more weeks to work on his game, with the us open starting on august 31st.
golfer rory mcilroy is in danger of losing the world number one spot, he is recovering from an ankle in jury unable to defend his title. northern irishman could be replaced by jordan spieth, who has four victories this season, including two majors. the 42-year-old will take the spot with victory at firestone in owe report. >> we want rory back asap. looks like he's making progress. hopefully he's back soon. to not make it, to not have a chance to at least fight for it himself, which is what we all want, and it will be really, really incredible at the end of this week if i could hold the trophy, and have that position going forward. that's all your sport for me. >> thank you. thank you for watching the newshour on al jazeera. back in a moment with a full bulletin of news, and the top
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